ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Project Art welcomes artists who wish to focus on a specific project and see it through to completion. Artists must have the ability to produce work in a group setting and interact well with with other arts professionals in the community.

The group studio space, although not generally open to the public, is opened for periodic public events, tours, and visiting professionals as well as the required public presentations of completed artwork or project by residents at the conclusion of their residencies.

Western Massachusetts offers a rich context for exploration in the arts, history, and the great outdoors. Cummington is three-and-a-half hours from New York City and two-and-a-half from Boston expanding access to other rich cultural centers.

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CURRENT ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE


Lily Fein | 2019-Present

Our newest resident artist, Lily Fein comes to Project Art in 2019 after residencies at Archie Bray Foundation, Northern Clay Center, Society for Arts & Crafts in Boston and in Upstate NY.  A 2016 graduate of Syracuse University, her delicate, coil-built and pinched porcelain work will be featured during the Hilltown Open Studio Tour June 22-23. Click here for more.



Sergei Isupov

Ceramic sculptor, co-founder of Project Art

Sergei Isupov (b. 1963, Stavrapole, Russia, lives in Cummington, MA) graduated from the Art Institute of Tallinn, Estonia in 1990 with a BA/MFA in Ceramics. In 1994 he immigrated to the United States. Isupov has a long international resume with work included in numerous collections and exhibitions, including the National Gallery of Australia, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), Museum of Arts and Design (NY), Racine Art Museum (WI), Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MA) and most recently Hidden Messages, a 20-year career survey was presented at the Erie Art Museum in 2017.

His work is featured in numerous books, catalogs and magazines including Postmodern Ceramics, Sex Pots: Eroticsm in Ceramics, The Ceramic Surface; Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis: The Art of Conceptual Craft; Confrontational Ceramics. He teaches workshops and lectures internationally at museums, universities and art centers. Recent residencies include Archie Bray Foundation, Helena (MT), The International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary and Guldagergaard, International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark.

In 2001 was awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award. He works in porcelain using traditional hand building and sculpting techniques to combine surface and form with narrative painting using stains and clear glaze.


Kadri Pärnamets

Ceramic sculptor, full time resident artist since 2010

(b. 1968 Rakvere, Estonia, lives and works in Cummington, MA) graduated from the Art Institute of Tallinn, Estonia in 1990 with a BA/MFA in Ceramics. In 2009, she immigrated to the United States. Pärnamets has a long international resume, working as both an educator and independent artist.

Pärnamets works in porcelain using traditional hand building and sculpting techniques to combine surface and form with narrative painting. Focusing on gesture and expression, she selects known classics of female beauty by painters from the European Renaissance and Impressionist eras, like Lucas Cranach the Elder and Edouard Manet.

Kadri has taught in the Estonian Art Academy and is a member of the Asuurkeraamika Studio, Estonian Artists Association, and Estonian Ceramist Association. Since 1996, she has participated in symposiums in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Switzerland, USA, Norway, and Hungary.

Recent exhibitions include Exposed: Heads, Busts & Nudes presented by Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA; Hand in Hand, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallin, Estonia; and Women Teapot Exhibition, Shanghai, China.


Paul Scott

Ongoing short term resident artist since 2013

Artist at Cumbrian Blue(s), a material-based conceptual artist, creates ceramic work that blurs the boundaries between art, craft, and design. Author, educator, curator.


PAST ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE